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Economic Impacts

Provides national and international resources for the economic impacts of invasive aquatic species. See Economic Impacts - National and Economic Impacts - International for general resources and other species.

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Aquatic Species

Annual Losses to Great Lakes Region by Ship-borne Invasive Species at least $200 Million (PDF | 154 KB) (Jul 2008) / More Information about the Economic Impacts of Invasive Species
Great Lakes United.
A U.S. study conducted by the Center for Aquatic Conservation at the University of Notre Dame and University of Wyoming suggests invasive species brought in by ocean-going ships may be costing the Great Lakes region more than $200 million a year in losses to commerical fishing, sport fishing, and the area's water supply.

Aquatic Nuisance Species Impacts
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.

Biological Invasions in Aquatic Systems: The Economic Problem (PDF | 251 KB)
Arizona State University.

Economic and Ecological Costs Associated with Aquatic Invasive Species - Aquatic Invaders of the Delaware Estuary Syposium Proceedings - see specific section (PDF | 9.2 MB)
National Sea Grant Library.
D. Pimentel, Proceedings of the Aquatic Invaders of the Delaware Estuary Symposium, May 20, 2003

Economic Impacts of Aquatic Invasive Species Workshop
EPA. Office of Water.
Jul 20-21, 2005
Washington, D.C.
Co-hosted by EPA Office of Water and the Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation

Invasive Species in Aquatic Ecosystems: Economics and Matrix Population Models (2005; PDF | 192 KB)
University of New England. Graduate School of Agricultural and Resource Economics & School of Economics.

Research Show Invasive Species Cost the Great Lakes Millions: New Paper Assigns Dollar Figure to Effects of Shipborne Invaders (Mar 29, 2012)
University of Notre Dame.
Researchers assigns a dollar figure on the cost to the Great Lakes from invasive species that originate in the ballast water of ocean-going vessels. For the U.S. waters, median damages aggregated across multiple ecosystem services were $138 million per year, and there is a 5% chance that for sportfishing alone losses exceeded $800 million annually. For information, see the journal article "Ship-borne Nonindigenous Species Diminish Great Lakes Ecosystem Services."

Summary of a Survey of the Literature on the Economic Impact of Aquatic Weeds (Aug 2003; PDF | 80 KB)
Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Foundation.
H. William Rockwell, Jr., Ph. D, for the Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Foundation

The Economic Impact of Invasive Species
Great Lakes United.

The Economic Impacts of Aquatic Invasive Species: A Review of the Literature (Jan 2005; PDF | 147 KB)
Environmental Protection Agency.
Sabrina J. Lovell and Susan F. Stone, National Center for Environmental Economics

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Aquatic Plants

Summary of a Survey of the Literature on the Economic Impact of Aquatic Weeds (Aug 2003)
Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Foundation.

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Aquatic Animals

Economic Impacts of Zebra Mussel Infestation - Zebra Mussel Information System (ZMIS)
DOD. USACE. Engineer Research and Development Center. Environmental Laboratory.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers calculated economic losses between 1993 and 1999 at over $5 billion, even without accounting for ecological damage.

Potential Economic Losses Associated With Uncontrolled Nutria Populations in Maryland’s Portion of the Chesapeake Bay (Nov 2, 2004; PDF | 622 KB)
Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Wildlife and Heritage Service.
Prepared by Southwick Associates.
Great Lake Research Review (Vol 3, No 1, Apr 1997)

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International

The Ecological and Socio-economic Impact of Invasive Alien Species on Inland Water Ecosystems (PDF | 252 KB)
Convention on Biological Diversity.

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